Awards and Honors

The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter is the winner of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

For her body of work for the stage, Kia Corthron received the Otto Award for Political Theatre in 2016; in 2014 she was honored with the Windham Campbell Prize for Drama, the United States Artists Jane Addams Fellowship, and the Simon Great Plains Playwright Award (Honored Playwright); and in 2012 she received the Lee Reynolds Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women.

Other awards include a Masterwork Production Award, Columbia College/​Goodman Theatre Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Wachtmeister Award, Puffin Foundation Award, AT&T On Stage Award, Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award, Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, Callaway Playwriting Award, Delaware Theatre Company Connections Contest winner, New Professional Theatre Playwriting Award

Her residencies/​fellowships include Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), Hawthornden Castle (Scotland), MacDowell Colony, Siena Art Institute Visiting Artist (Italy), Dora Maar Fellowship (France), Columbia College Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media/​Goodman Theatre Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundationís Bellagio Creative Arts Residency (Italy), Hermitage Artists Retreat, Norton Island Retreat, Sundance winter retreat at Ucross, Mark Taper Forumís Fadiman Award, OíNeill Center/​National Playwrights Conference, NEA-TCG, Hedgebrook, Shenandoah International Playwrights Retreat, Van Lier Fellowship.

She is in her third term as a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and is a New Dramatists alum.

For television, she wrote for Tom Fontanaís The Jury, and was awarded Edgar and Writers Guild Outstanding Series awards for David Simon's The Wire.